Opelka vs Millman: which bet to place?
On August 5, Reilly Opelka takes on John Millman in the Round of 16 of the Citi Open in Washington. Will the American player be able to win? Look out for our answer in the prediction below.
Opelka has been very lucky with the draw of the Citi Open. His opponent in the last round was Daniel Galan. The Colombian tennis player doesn't usually perform well on fast courts, and he couldn't resist Reilly's attacks. In the end, Opelka won with a score of 7-6, 6-3.
The American is not having his best tour in 2021, and he lost more matches than he won. Only at the Masters in Rome, which is played on clay, he demonstrated truly good tennis.
Millman started his campaign in Washington with a victory over Elias Ymer. Ymer is not the most difficult opponent for John, so he confidently defeated the Swedish athlete with a score of 6-2, 7-6.
Before the start of the Citi Open, Millman competed at the Tokyo Olympics, but he couldn't fight for the medals: after defeating Lorenzo Musetti (6-3, 6-4), John lost to Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (4-6, 7-6, 3-6).
Tie-break was played in the last three matches of Opelka.
At least 13 games have been played in the first set in Reilly's last three matches.
Millman knows how to play against Opelka and has defeated him twice before. Moreover, one of these victories was scored not long ago, at the grass tournament in London. Then Jon won with a score of 7-6, 5-7, 7-6.
Considering the fact that Opelka is not in his best shape, we think that the Australian tennis player has a good chance.
Our prediction - handicap (+2,5) games at Millman.
Prediction: Handicap (+2,5) to Millman
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Last month Millman and Opelka played 38 games in their head-to-head match. The Washington courts are fast, and the serves of the opponents will play a big role in the game, so that match should be quite long.
Second wager - total over 23 games.